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The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Concealment of books and papers; falsification

326.—(1) The bankrupt shall be guilty of an offence if he does not deliver up possession to the official receiver or the trustee, or as the official receiver or trustee may direct, of all books, papers and other records of which he has possession or control and which relate to his estate or his affairs.

(2) The bankrupt shall be guilty of an offence if—

(a)he prevents, or in the initial period prevented, the production of any books, papers or records relating to his estate or affairs;

(b)he conceals, destroys, mutilates or falsifies, or causes or permits the concealment, destruction, mutilation or falsification of, any books, papers or other records relating to his estate or affairs;

(c)he makes, or causes or permits the making of, any false entries in any book, document or record relating to his estate or affairs; or

(d)in the 12 months immediately preceding petition, or in the initial period, he did anything which would have been an offence under sub-paragraph (b) or (c) if the bankruptcy order had been made before he did it.

(3) The bankrupt shall be guilty of an offence if—

(a)he disposes of, or alters or makes any omission in, or causes or permits the disposal, altering or making of any omission in, any book, document or record relating to his estate or affairs, or

(b)in the 12 months immediately preceding petition, or in the initial period, he did anything which would have been an offence under sub-paragraph (a) if the bankruptcy order had been made before he did it.

(4) Article 323 applies to an offence under this Article.

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